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American Airlines Axes Seasonal Route to Manchester
American Airlines has announced that starting next summer it will not resume its daily seasonal service from Manchester International Airport to New York’s JFK Airport.
The airline currently operates a mix of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft for the flight across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, competitors Virgin Atlantic And Thomas Cook Airlines use a Airbus A330 for this route. American Airlines has served Manchester Airport for 31 years, and has added reassurance that the other routes will not be cancelled including daily flights from Manchester to Chicago and Philadelphia.
According to the Manchester Evening News, American stated that “many factors influence network planning decisions – route performance is monitored over time to ensure that American is better positioning itself for a long term success against global competition.”
Passengers who are booked for the flights next year will be contacted to make new travel arrangements or be offered a full refund.
A representative from Manchester Airport commented, “passengers will still have a choice of up to three direct services a day to the Big Apple…passengers wishing to fly with American Airlines will also still be able to use its services to Chicago and Philadelphia.”
For New York-based passengers wanting to continue to fly with the oneworld alliance, they will still have the opportunity to utilize daily British Airways service to London Heathrow and connect to Manchester.
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